Developing Reading List on Institutional Policies and Statements on Learning Analytics

Institutional policies and statements on learning analytics have been emerging over the last couple of years. A newly published reading list attempts to aggregate these resources in one location.


Continuing my efforts to share the research and professional literature that I find useful, I have just published a reading list on institutional policies and statements on learning analytics. I have often pointed to these resources in my research as evidence of institutional interest in this policy area, as well as to demonstrate that policy statements are expressions of institutional values. But as I began to develop the curriculum for the Prioritizing Privacy project, I thought it might be useful to share this evolving reading list with others. COVID-19 and the en masse move to online learning have many wondering what education technology companies—and their own IT offices—are doing with student data for analytic and other purposes. Some are questioning where their institutions stand. Hopefully, this reading list can serve as a resource as faculty, staff, and administrators grapple with these important questions.

Kyle M. L. Jones

Dr. Kyle M. L. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science within the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). Get in touch with Dr. Jones here.